What type of Anesthesia is Used for a Blepharoplasty?

The type of anesthesia used for a blepharoplasty depends on several factors:

  • If the patient is having an upper blepharoplasty alone, the procedure can be done with local anesthesia and light oral sedation or IV sedation anesthesia.
  • If the patient is having a lower blepharoplasty or the upper and lower done at the same time, the procedure can be done with IV sedation or general anesthesia.
  • If the patient is having a blepharoplasty in combination with a facelift or other procedure, then either IV sedation or general anesthesia may be required.